Summary 2021 — Washington
Innovative Programming Conducted and Educational Resources Developed
Ag@School magazine & teachers guide aligned to standards targeted at 4th graders. Produced 3 times per school year - Fall - general overview of WA agriculture, Winter - technology in agriculture, and Spring - Agriculture & the environment https://washington.agclassroom.org/pub/agschool/
Major Program Impacts or Outcomes
Program Leader Biosketch
Kristen VanValkenburg, Washington Ag in the Classrorom PR director grew up on a small cattle and hay operation in Western Washington. She actively participated in 4-H, and FFA with a variety of projects throughout her youth. She graduated with honors from Washington State University with a degree in Agriculture Education and later earned a Masters degree from WSU. She taught high school agriculture for eight and a half years and then entered the private sector by accepting a job at the Washington Farm Bureau. She was laid off unexpectedly in 2012 and eagerly accepted a part time position as the PR director with Washington Ag in the Classroom. Agriculture and education has always been her passions!